OpenStack Foundation Plots a Diverse Course Forward

VIDEO: Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation, discusses new efforts under way to improve diversity and grow the open-source cloud platform.

Alan Clark

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--At the OpenStack Summit here, the OpenStack Foundation has launched a number of new initiatives designed to secure the open-source cloud platform's continued success.

In a video interview with eWEEK, Alan Clark, chairman of the board at the OpenStack Foundation and director of Industry Initiatives, Emerging Standards and Open Source at SUSE, detailed some of the new OpenStack efforts that are now under way.

Among those efforts is one to improve diversity in OpenStack, in terms of gender and geography, to help ensure that everyone is welcome and there is broad participation.

Another new effort that is launching at the OpenStack Vancouver summit is one to influence what Clark referred to as the hidden influencers. The hidden influencers are the managers to whom engineers who work on OpenStack report.

"We want to make sure we're also considering long-term vision and the technology needs for the future," Clark said.

Watch the full video with Alan Clark below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eWEEK and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner

Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.